Welcome to the home of the Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group (BAREG) on the Web.
We are pleased to announce that our annual membership meeting and the 5th Annual Battle of the Atlantic Symposium will be held from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Sunday, Jan 28th 2018 at the Mantua Swim and Tennis Club, 9330 Pentland PL Fairfax VA 22031, in the clubhouse.
The Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group is pleased and proud to announce that we are now SDI-TDI Training Facility 1004534.
Huge thanks to Divers Alert Network (DAN), who - through their Oxygen Grant program - provided BAREG with an Extended Care Rescue Pak O2 unit. While we have always managed through hook or crook to have an O2 unit on site whenever doing archaeological work or training, this means we are now no longer dependent on someone else to provide it or on their diligence in maintaining it. If you are a diver and not a DAN member, we would seriously urge you to consider joining. They are the industry's leader in dive safety.
The next Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group General Membership meeting will be held on Sunday, Nov 13th, from noon until approximately 4:00 PM at Coral Edge Adventures in Catharpin, VA.
The Board is currently hard at work finalizing the agenda, but it will include some items on internal Group business, discussions on external issues of importance to the Group and divers in the mid-Atlantic in general, and — most important — the first look at our 2017 schedule, as well as a peek at a major expedition being planned for 2018.
In May, in cooperation with the NOAA Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, BAREG conducted a 2 week expedition to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to perform a survey and produce a to-scale site map of the wreck of the F. W. Abrams.
These are a few pictures taken during the surveying activities.
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary recently added an entirely new section to their website on the WWI and WWII wrecks located off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Site plans for the Soviet tanker Ashkhabad and the SS Caribsea, which our Group did in collaboration with MNMS, have been posted and are available here: